Blue Lagoon Necklace

June 2021 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

beaded earrings

The Montego Necklace is part of Pretty Palettes, the monthly color palette challenge! 

Blue Lagoon Necklace
 Designed by Molly Schaller 
Featuring Bead Gallery® beads 
Available exclusively at www.halcraftcollection.com 

Materials:
60 green aqua 3mm Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds
48 white 4mm howlite rounds
40 light blue 3mm Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds
24 aqua transparent 5mm Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds
24 blue dyed fresh water pearls
28 white 6mm howlite rounds
24 aqua dyed 8mm dolomite rounds
24 white 8mm howlite rounds
20 aqua/blue/silver triple-coated 8mm Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds
18 white 10mm howlite rounds
1 silver plated 15x22mm dotted Bali clasp
8 silver crimp tubes
80" 49-strand .018" stainless steel bead stringing wire

Tools:
wire nippers
crimping pliers

Time to create: 2 hours  

Size: 18" (innermost strand) multistrand necklace

Instructions:

1. Cut an 18" piece of flexible beading wire. String 1 crimp tube and pass the wire through the first loop of the clasp (this will be the innermost strand). Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp the tube.

2. String 7 3mm aqua faceted rounds, 1 4mm white howlite round, 5 light blue 3mm faceted rounds, 3 4mm white howlite rounds, 3 5mm aqua transparent faceted rounds, 2 4mm white howlite rounds, 3 blue pearls, 2 6mm white howlite rounds, 3 8mm aqua dolomite rounds, 3 8mm white howlite rounds, and 2 8mm triple-coated faceted rounds.

3. String 3 10mm white howlite rounds and then string the same beads as step 2 in reverse order to finish the symmetrical strand.

4. String a crimp tube and the corresponding loop of the other half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube. 

5. Cut a 19" piece of wire. String 1 crimp tube and pass the wire through the second loop of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp the tube.

6. String 7 3mm aqua faceted rounds, 1 4mm white howlite round, 5 light blue 3mm faceted rounds, 3 4mm white howlite rounds, 3 5mm aqua transparent faceted rounds, 4 4mm white howlite rounds, 3 blue pearls, 2 6mm white howlite rounds, 3 8mm aqua dolomite rounds, 3 8mm white howlite rounds, and 2 8mm triple-coated faceted rounds.

7. String 4 10mm white howlite rounds and then string the same beads as step 6 in reverse order to finish the symmetrical strand.

8. String a crimp tube and the corresponding loop of the other half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

9. Cut a 20" piece of wire. String 1 crimp tube and pass the wire through the third loop of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp the tube.

10. String 7 3mm aqua faceted rounds, 1 4mm white howlite round, 5 light blue 3mm faceted rounds, 3 4mm white howlite rounds, 3 5mm aqua transparent faceted rounds, 4 4mm white howlite rounds, 3 blue pearls, 2 6mm white howlite rounds, 3 8mm aqua dolomite rounds, 3 8mm white howlite rounds, and 3 8mm triple-coated faceted rounds.

11. String 5 10mm white howlite rounds and then string the same beads as step 10 in reverse order to finish the symmetrical strand.

12. String a crimp tube and the corresponding loop of the other half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

13. Cut a 21" piece of wire. String 1 crimp tube and pass the wire through the fourth loop of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp the tube.

14. String 9 3mm aqua faceted rounds, 1 4mm white howlite round, 5 light blue 3mm faceted rounds, 3 4mm white howlite rounds, 3 5mm aqua transparent faceted rounds, 4 4mm white howlite rounds, 3 blue pearls, 2 6mm white howlite rounds, 3 8mm aqua dolomite rounds, 3 8mm white howlite rounds, and 3 8mm triple-coated faceted rounds.

15. String 6 10mm white howlite rounds and then string the same beads as step 10 in reverse order to finish the symmetrical strand.

16. String a crimp tube and the corresponding loop of the other half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp the tube.

  Get instructions and a materials list to make the coordinating pieces by clicking the corresponding image.

Molly Schaller is a craft industry consultant with a focus on design thinking, transmedia storytelling, and user experience design. She loves a variety of crafts; beading, knitting, and bookbinding are some of her favorites. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!

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